Visiting Brandon from Ottawa over the years, I had been to the Lady of the Lake at its former location on 18th Street, mainly to buy gifts. I understand that it was destroyed by fire. The new location on 17th Street North is not as easy to find, but the new restaurant is superb. I went there for a very late lunch with my husband and my brother and sister. The restaurant was 15 minutes away from closing at 4 pm (it was a Monday), and we were on the verge of turning away, but the waitress welcomed us warmly and urged us to stay.
The food and service were excellent and we had to go back the next day. It cost a bit more than a usual lunch, but not too expensive either.
Over this meal and lunch the next day, we ordered the soup of the day (the most delicious and hot butternut squash purée, garnished with a swirl of cream and toasted nuts), a sweet curried chicken salad sandwich, both the "Spinach Saskatoon" and "Wine and Cheese" salads, the huge Excaliburger, and the Quiche of the day (roasted vegetables and cheese). The food delighted four very different people with different tastes, including my brother, the Spice-it-up Carnivore, and my sister, the picky soup-Nazi.
The service was friendly, unobtrusive and the food was prompt. Our waters were refilled regularly. The dining room is a spacious, retro mix of scrupulously clean tables surrounded by large windows. The desserts in the glass cases looked fabulous, but alas, we were too full to try them.
Highly recommended, and I wish it was closer. This place can hold its head up with the best 100-mile menus in eastern Canada, including Montréal. Come to think of it, it is better than anything I've tried for lunch so far in Vancouver, as well. It was such a treat to find something so good in a city where you don't expect to find creative cooking so easily.
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